October 2021

Special Virtual Issue


Held in the Balance: The Trask 250, with Nicka Sewell-Smith
co-sponsored by Mass Genealogical Council (MGC)
September 30, 7:00-9:00 pm, Zoom meeting
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Beginners Workshop on Jewish Genealogy
October 3, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Zoom meeting
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Daniel Soyer – New York Jews in the Immigrant City, 1880-1924
October 17, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History
JGSGB’s comprehensive, award-winning course for beginners and those who’ve begun their family research. Five places remain in the class.
Eight Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, on Zoom, $250, register in advance
November 3 – January 12 (excludes holidays)
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Lithuania, the Holocaust, and Historical Memory: Book Seminar
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies event, register in advance
October 5, 12:30-1:40 pm
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Researching Jewish Families in America: New England Jewish Roots
JewishGen Talks, register in advance
October 6, 2:00 pm
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Holocaust Survivors in Exile in Germany after World War II
JDC Archives event, $10, register in advance
October 11, 12:00-1:30 pm
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Unearthing Family Histories with Boston Authors Judy Bolton-Fasman and Helen Fremont
Vilna Shul event, $12, register in advance
October 13, 7:00 pm
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From Liepaja to Latgale – Latvian Jewish Research
IGRA webinar, register in advance
October 17, 12:00 pm
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Prussia and the Baltic States
JewishGen course, $150, register in advance
October 17-November 7
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The Jewish Renaissance in Weimar Germany
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
October 19, 2:00 pm
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Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2021: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage
Legacy Family Tree webinar
October 20, 2:00 pm
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Judah Benjamin: Counselor to the Confederacy
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
October 20, 6:00 pm
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Getting Started with Ashkenazi Jewish DNA
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
October 28, 5:00 pm
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The Digital Journal from the IAJGS 2021 Conference is available to print or download

Save the dates for the following 2022 conferences:

Roots Tech Connect 2022
March 3-5, 2022, virtual
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National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
May 25-28, 2022, Sacramento, CA
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IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 21-25, 2022, Philadelphia, PA
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If you’re not currently a member of JGSGB, it’s time to join for 2022.

First-time members who join the Society between June and December will receive membership through December 2022. New Members join here

L’Shana Tova! The Board of the JGSGB wishes you a happy and healthy New Year filled with new discoveries.